Victor Emanuel II ½ grana brown, 2 grana blue (2x) and 5 grana carmine on cover from Naples 28-7-1861 to Malta. 9½ grana (40 centesimi) is the basic rate for letters to Malta carried by British ships. Fine with 2019 Helmuth Avi certificate: Genuine with genuine cancellations, the ½ grana and one 2 grana are short at top, the second 2 grana is greased and the rare letter is in good condition.
Minisheet Primo Consiglio Territoriale 20 centesimi - 1,50 somali in book Rapport du Gouvernement Italien a L'Assemblee Generale des Nations Unies sur L'Administration de tutelle de la Somalie.Very fine unmounted mint. Hard cover reverse side book broken off. Cat.v. 14.000 An extremely rare minisheet which was only issued as a present to officials who received the book!